Furry Micra Mini
Posted 24 August 2018 - 11:17 AM
Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:41 PM
So first track time, took my friend jake out and all seemed perfect plenty of torque with great handling, was just starting to get used to the track again, finding the engines limits. If I'm gonna be fussy I'd say the rev limiter comes in slightly too soon as I kept hitting it in 2nd gear upon exiting the corners apart from that slight flat spot in the middle of the rev rang but should be easily sorted when I get it remapped ? then I noticed the temp gauge had crept up so we exited the track 1 lap early.
Sat back down with lauren (my wife) only to find out there had been a crash, she said a grey clubman hit the tires pretty hard bouncing off really far. I don't think anyone was hurt but the car was pretty smashed in and the rear windscreen was popping out
Time for 2nd track time with Lauren as a passenger however whilst queuing we got pulled out by a rather rude marshall claiming that her legs weren't covered enough... maybe they should be more clear and state that tights/leggings aren't acceptable. Anyhoooo decided to watch a few more laps before heading home with my shinny new headlinning I bought ? so all in all a really good day with only a few small issues to sort
Posted 29 September 2018 - 08:14 PM
Posted 30 September 2018 - 03:29 PM
Awesome, nice one! Is that my subframe up there??
Yes it is :) should get your driveshafts in the next couple of weeks to
Posted 02 June 2019 - 03:33 PM
So from the beggining, I ripped the whole cooling system out and went for a front mounted radiator to try and get more airflow through to aid cooling
But I then couldn't get it to stay at a nice temp whilst idling and it kept getting air locks so I ripped it all back out again and fitted the radiator back at the side with a better fan and made some stainless steel ducting to pickup air from the grill and force it through the radiator
Now it stays perfect temperature whilst idling so need to get it out on the road for some proper tests at different speeds.T hen the battery decided it wasn't going to hold charge anymore so had to order a new one which I fitted today so hopefully get it road testing in the next couple of weeks
Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:50 AM
Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:43 PM
I fitted a little 12v LED that points at me when driving that tells me when the thermo fan turns on. Easy to wire and let's me know if the fan is doing what it's supposed to and if the cooling system is coping. It was supposed to be temporary but I think it m might stay there.
My fan is just wired permanent on at the moment as I'm yet to trace the wires for the original fan from the ECU
Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:14 PM
Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:09 PM
On a positive note I took the mini out this evening for a drive and it kept perfect temperature even cruising at 70mph :) so next steps are to just generally tidy up cosmetic things in time for IMM
Posted 09 June 2019 - 11:33 PM
I just looked at the wiring diagram I have and the relay is triggered by pins 45(LG/R light green / red) and 9(red) on the ecu plug. I'm not sure why there's 2 triggering wires, maybe it's a redundancy thing or so it can trigger for different reasons? It triggers/switches on earth so after this you'd just need power to your relay.
Yeah I chopped down the Micra loom but accidently stripped out the fan wiring, believe we spoke on the Micra sports forum about the fan wiring and where the fuses are etc but that's as far as I got with it,
Ps this was for the facelift micra.
The wire goes red further down the loom the other side of a plug.
Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:31 PM
Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:13 PM
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